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Drought, other factors hurt Kansas wheat production
7/13/2018 4:10:19 PM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
AFFECTED AREAS:
Kansas
Allen County, KS
Anderson County, KS
Atchison County, KS
Barber County, KS
Barton County, KS
Bourbon County, KS
Brown County, KS
Butler County, KS
Chase County, KS
Chautauqua County, KS
Cherokee County, KS
Cheyenne County, KS
Clark County, KS
Clay County, KS
Cloud County, KS
Coffey County, KS
Comanche County, KS
Cowley County, KS
Crawford County, KS
Decatur County, KS
Dickinson County, KS
Doniphan County, KS
Douglas County, KS
Edwards County, KS
Elk County, KS
Ellis County, KS
Ellsworth County, KS
Finney County, KS
Ford County, KS
Franklin County, KS
Geary County, KS
Gove County, KS
Graham County, KS
Grant County, KS
Gray County, KS
Greeley County, KS
Greenwood County, KS
Hamilton County, KS
Harper County, KS
Harvey County, KS
Haskell County, KS
Hodgeman County, KS
Jackson County, KS
Jefferson County, KS
Jewell County, KS
Johnson County, KS
Kearny County, KS
Kingman County, KS
Kiowa County, KS
Labette County, KS
Lane County, KS
Leavenworth County, KS
Lincoln County, KS
Linn County, KS
Logan County, KS
Lyon County, KS
Marion County, KS
Marshall County, KS
McPherson County, KS
Meade County, KS
Miami County, KS
Mitchell County, KS
Montgomery County, KS
Morris County, KS
Morton County, KS
Nemaha County, KS
Neosho County, KS
Ness County, KS
Norton County, KS
Osage County, KS
Osborne County, KS
Ottawa County, KS
Pawnee County, KS
Phillips County, KS
Pottawatomie County, KS
Pratt County, KS
Rawlins County, KS
Reno County, KS
Republic County, KS
Rice County, KS
Riley County, KS
Rooks County, KS
Rush County, KS
Russell County, KS
Saline County, KS
Scott County, KS
Sedgwick County, KS
Seward County, KS
Shawnee County, KS
Sheridan County, KS
Sherman County, KS
Smith County, KS
Stafford County, KS
Stanton County, KS
Stevens County, KS
Sumner County, KS
Thomas County, KS
Trego County, KS
Wabaunsee County, KS
Wallace County, KS
Washington County, KS
Wichita County, KS
Wilson County, KS
Woodson County, KS
Wyandotte County, KS

Start Date: 7/11/2018 -  
Overall wheat production in Kansas was lower due to dry weather and hail in parts of the state. The yield on a Jewell County farm in north central Kansas was 55 to 60 bushels per acre, about 10 bushels per acre less than usual, due to drought. An estimate of the yield average in eastern Kansas around Herrington was between 35 and 40 bpa, with normal being between 49 and 52 bpa. A number of factors were at play in the yield reduction, including planting dates, crop rotation, moisture at planting and whether the field got a little rain at the right time. High Plains Public Radio (Garden City, Kan.), July 11, 2018
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